Before you rush out and purchase a motorised scooter, you must understand the difference between a moped and a scooter. A moped is any vehicle with two wheels and a small engine, less than 50 CC.
A scooter also has two wheels but has a bigger engine and can reach higher speeds than a moped. Scooters are more powerful than mopeds but are not as powerful as a motorbike.
Excellent Gas Mileage
Nothing can beat the gas mileage that you get on a motorised scooter. With how high gas prices have risen this last year, many people seek the cheapest way to drive around town for errands and commute to work.
Several motorised scooters claim to get over 2 L/100km. These scooters get excellent mileage, but most riders must give up riding on highways as they won’t reach fast enough speeds. If highways are a major part of your driving, make sure that the motorised scooter you purchase is capable of highway speeds.
Cheaper Insurance Rates
One of the main reasons why some people choose motorised scooters, such as the Super Soco Cux-Scooter, over other motorbikes is the insurance rates. Typically, the insurance rate for a motorised scooter will be cheaper than that of a traditional motorbike or even a car.
One of the reasons for the lower insurance rates is the liability portion isn’t nearly as high as it is with more powerful vehicles. Even when you include various extras with the insurance policy, the yearly premiums are far below that of motorbikes and cars rather than just the minimum requirements.
Purchasing a motorised scooter often comes with a cheaper price tag than a motorbike or a car. How much the scooter costs, though, will depend on what is included. For example, scooters with larger wheels and a more powerful engine will cost more than basic ones.
Other things that factor into the overall price of the scooter are whether it’s gas-powered, electric-powered, or hybrid. Before purchasing any scooter, do your research to ensure that you are getting one that will suit your needs.
Not all scooters rely on gas. Electric scooters are a great choice for people looking for an alternative to gas-powered vehicles. Some earlier models use nickel-metal hydride batteries, while current models have switched over to lithium-ion. All electric scooters can charge in a regular wall socket and take about eight hours to fully charge.